How to repair Windows 10?
Sometimes Windows 10 crashes and as a result, does not work as expected. The system may not boot, freezes or a blue or black screen appears. Of course, it is imperative that you take drastic measures to resolve the problems with Windows 10 to get your computer back to working order. Microsoft has built several free Windows 10 recovery tools into the system. This post will detail how to recover Windows 10 using recovery programs, as well as include a detailed guide on how to recover lost and deleted files from Windows 10.
Here you will find out:
- how to repair Windows 10
- how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
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Here are few methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution.
Protect Your Data
Restoring the operating system threatens the loss of your data (photos, videos, music, documents, etc.). This is not always the case, but still, it is worth being prepared for such an outcome. In addition, if you care about your data, and you will need it in the future, DiskInternals suggests using one of its best products for this purpose - Partition Recovery.
This application scans any of your drives for partitions and extracts all inaccessible information. At the same time, the program gives you the opportunity to view it for free before restoring it.
Overall, DiskInternals Partition Recovery is so simple that even the most inexperienced PC/laptop users can figure it out. An excellent Recovery Wizard will make everything available for exporting data. It should be noted that there are no restrictions on file size and recovery volume, unlike other similar offers from competitors.
As for the exporting, everything is simple and clear here too: select the export disk connected to the computer and download all the recovered information. It should be mentioned that this last feature requires purchasing a license from the program's website, which can be done in a matter of minutes for a small fee.
Here is a quick guide to recovering data of any format using Partition Recovery:
1. Download and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery.
2. Select basic options to search for data from a damaged hard disk using the Recovery Wizard.
3. Select the recovery operation mode and click Next.
4. Next, the scan will start, which will take some time. This is normal, do not worry.
5. Preview and Recover (Right-click the file of interest and open it in a new window. After this action, you will be sure that your data will be restored in a proper form.)
6. If you want to save the recovered files, just buy a license and enter the license key. The program will ask you to select a location to save the data.
1. Startup Repair
You can restore Windows 10 using Startup Repair. This utility can be run if Windows 10 does not load or does not start correctly.
First, you need to enter the Windows recovery environment using one of the three methods:
- 1. Try turning your Windows 10 computer on and off several times until the Windows recovery environment appears OWS. When you turn on the computer, wait until the Windows logo appears on the screen and immediately shut down the computer. Repeat this operation at least three times, then the computer should boot into WinRE mode.
- 2. You can also click Start, go to Settings, and open Update & Security. Next, click the Recovery button, and then in the Advanced Startup section, click on Restart Now.
- 3. If you have bootable media, then you can go to the environment to recover Windows 10 from it. To do this, you must connect the installation DVD or Windows bootable USB drive to your computer and start the computer. Then press the function key F8, F2, or other necessary keys to access the BIOS. Next, select your DVD or USB drive as your boot device and press Enter to boot your Windows 10 computer.
Once you're in WinRE, go to the Troubleshooting section, then click Advanced Options and Startup Repair. After the automatic diagnostics of Windows 10, the problem with starting the computer should be eliminated. You may also end up with the message "Startup Repair couldn't repair your computer," which indicates that Windows 10 has had problems starting. In this case, try another windows repair method.
2. SFC /Scannow
If Windows 10 gives you problems and does not work correctly, it is possible that some system files may be damaged.
This can be solved using the command line utility - SFC /Scannow.
So, press Windows + R on your keyboard and type cmd in the Run window. Then press Enter to run a command prompt as administrator and open the utility. Now it's worth entering this command line: sfc /scannow and pressing Enter.
Next, it will start scanning all protected system files and recovering any corrupt files detected in Windows 10.
When the scan is 100% complete, you can see if any errors were found. Sometimes you might have to run the SFC command several times, this increases the chance of fixing absolutely all the system errors.
Here are the main messages that you may come across after completing the Windows 10 scan process:
- Windows Resource Protection has not encountered any errors.
- Windows Resource Protection could not complete the operation.
- Windows Resource Protection found corrupted system files but was unable to fix some of them.
- Windows Resource Protection found corrupted system files and successfully fixed them.
After the results, you should restart your Windows 10 computer in the usual way.
Sometimes the SFC tool will not be able to fix some damaged files, in which case try using the more powerful built-in tool - DISM. This utility contains many more command lines for Windows 10 image recovery and other errors that SFC cannot fix.
In addition, Deployment Image Servicing and Management can be used to install, uninstall, configure, and update Windows components, drivers, packages, settings, etc.
These tools make some changes to the system files and settings of Windows 10 anyway, so it is recommended to have the DiskInternals Partition Recovery application with you.
3. Reset Computer
The next method to recover your Windows 10 system is to reset the system.
You will be able to reset your computer - this will reinstall Windows 10 and restore your system. But don't worry, you can keep your personal files or delete them before reinstalling Windows if you wish.
You can do this in the following ways:
1. Click Start, then open Settings and go to the Update & Security section. Then click on the Restore button and activate the function "Reset this computer." Then select one of the preferred options for restarting your computer:
- Save my files,
- Delete everything.
Now restart your computer after completing the system reset.
2. You can also log into WinRE and click Troubleshoot. Next, click on Reset this PC to get Windows 10 back to normal and working condition.
3. You can also reset your computer using the Windows 10 installation media and recovery disc. Using the installation disc, enter WinRE and click Troubleshoot. Next, click Reset this PC to start rebooting your Windows 10 PC to restore the boot of Windows 10.
The next method to restore Windows 10 using BootRec commands.
If your computer does not boot, you must first enter the Windows Recovery Environment.
Next, in the additional parameters, select the Command line and enter bootrec.exe. Now press Enter at the command prompt and type these command lines to fix Windows 10 boot problems:
Bootrec / fixmbr, press Enter.
Bootrec / fixboot, press Enter.
Bootrec / rebuildbcd, press Enter.
Next, restarting the computer, repair windows should be completed.
5. Reinstall OS
Finally, reinstall Windows 10 if the previous methods didn't help you in any way. You will, of course, lose all the accumulated data, but you can recover it using DiskInternals Partition Recovery software.